Easter is recognized all over the world but is usually celebrated by Christians. Easter marks a celebratory time because it marks the date Christ rose from the grave. It is usually the time when Christians will make an extra effort in attending church. Easter is celebrated because of the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Some people have made up fables telling children about the Easter bunny and decorating eggs. The significance of Easter to Christians is that Jesus is alive and that we serve a risen Savior. He is as real as you and me. He was crucified on the cross, buried and arose the third day for our sins. He became our sacrifice when he went to the cross. After three days he arose from the grace. This proves that Jesus was God’s son.
Easter is a time of reflection on what Jesus Christ did for mankind. He was crucified on a cross for the sins of the world. What does Easter mean to me? It is a time when I remember what Jesus did for me at Calvary. How he gave his own life for the sins of mankind. He did not deserve death but went to the cross so that men would have an atonement for sins. Jesus blood was perfect because he was God in the flesh. He lived a life without sin therefore his blood became a remission for our sins. Remission means the cancellation of a debt, charge, or penalty for sins.
In the old Testament we learn that the Israelites had to celebrate the Passover by sacrificing a Lamb. The blood of a pure lamb was smeared on the doorpost and this would prevent someone dieing in the household. This ordinance was set up by God and instructions were given to Moses. When Jesus died on the cross, this ordinance was completed and therefore noone was held to it. Jesus sacrifice was accepted because he is a true Lamb of God without spot or blemish. He never sinned or commited evil in the sight of God. He is God in the flesh. His blood was necessary to completely wipe away our sins forever. In order for your sins to be wiped away, you have to accept Jesus as your Savior. Then his blood becomes your sin-debt. We no longer have to continue Passover because when Jesus died on the cross, he died for the sins of the whole world. 1 Peter 1:19 says that we are redeemed by “the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” God said that without shedding of blood is no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22.)
Jesus told his disciples that he must go to the Father but one day he will return to receive us unto himself. John 14:3 says, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” You must receive Jesus as your Savior or you will miss his second coming.